Tree Mallow
Lavatera 'Purisima'

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lavatera (lav-uh-TEER-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Purisima

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Purple

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Carpinteria, California

San Diego, California

Santa Barbara, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 29, 2010, natureguyfrog from San Diego, CA wrote:

I was told upon purchasing my original plant from a native plant specialist about 23 yrs ago that this plant was a sterile hybrid between Lavatara assurgentiflora and L. venusta (from mexico). I have L. assurgentiflora growing on my property(numerous seed grown specimens) as well as seedlings originating from L. assurgentiflora PURISSIMA!!! I am sure that the L. PURISSIMA was back polinated by L. assurgentiflora. All but a few of these seedlings seem to be completely self fertile following in the footsteps of L. assur. in abundant production of seed!

Colors are confined to shades of pink, red-purple, rose, violet, with varying amounts of white (petal bases) and my favorite which I call Rose-Blackberry Swirl- a near white selection with somewhat twisting petals, rose petal ti... read more